What is a Master Plan?
According to Chapter 41 Section 81D of the General Laws of Massachusetts a Master Plan is:
“A statement through text, maps, illustrations or other forms of communication, that is designed to provide a basis for decision making regarding the long-term physical development of the municipality…”
A Master Plan consists of the following elements as defined by the M.G.L. Chapter 41 Section 81D.
- Land Use
- Economic Development
- Open Space and Recreation
- Natural, Cultural and Historic Resources
- Community Services and Facilities
- Goals and Policies